Allister seeks answers over halted complaints process

MLA suggests decision demonstrated ‘bias’ in assessing his claims

Allister seeks answers over halted complaints process

Jim Allister has written to mayor over his complaints.

Peter Winter

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JIM Allister has described councillors' decision to draw a line under disciplinary proceedings against their chief executive as “irrational, unfair, unreasonable and unlawful.”

Last week the council's unionist majority passed a motion declaring the process “irrevocably flawed” after an internal report on the matter drawn up by HR consultants was leaked to the media.

It was commissioned after Mr Allister made a series of complaints over senior officers' roles in a planning application for a hotel close to property owned by the North Antrim MLA.

According to media reports, the investigation upheld 15 of Mr Allister's 18 complaints against CEO David Jackson.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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